Wired EIC Scott Dadich Names New Editorial Team

Wired_logoWired’s new EIC Scott Dadich is settling into the magazine’s San Francisco office, where he moved over the holidays, and his new role on the masthead. And as part of the transition, he has named a new editorial team. And the team at the magazine long known as a boys club is just barely co-ed.

Jason Tanz was promoted from senior editor to executive editor, where he will be Mr. Dadich’s “principal deputy,” the EIC wrote in a December email to staff. Former articles editor Robert Capps is now the deputy editor. Mr. Capps will oversee the magazine’s front of book, serve as editorial lead for the magazine’s conferences and stand in for Mr. Dadich and Mr. Tanz as the need arises. “When neither Jason nor I are here, Rob will run the show,” wrote Mr. Dadich in the email. “He will have a major role in filling the feature well, with a focus on packages and big-idea cover stories.”

Mark McClusky, formerly editor for special projects, has been named the editorial development director. In his new position, Mr. McClusky will be the top Wired contact with all Condé Nast tech departments. Adam Rogers has been promoted from senior editor to articles editor, where he will work with Mr. Dadich on defining a new approach to Wired video.

Mark Robinson, who Mr. Dadich called “the best line editor most of us have ever seen” in his email to staff, will continue in his position as features editor and lead Wired’s e-book push. Likewise, managing editor Jacob Young will keep his post.

But lest you think that the tech magazine has no women in top positions, rest assured. There is a woman. Shoshana Berger, formerly the director of editorial development, will take over as director of special projects. “Shoshana’s deep, wide job is to lead Wired into new markets and media, whether it’s 1,700 Target stores or the next big digital initiative,” Mr. Dadich wrote.

Well, one woman out of seven isn’t nothing.

Correction: The original version of this story misspelled Adam Rogers’s name. It is Rogers, not Rodgers. The post has been revised to reflect the correction.